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Mosler MT900 GTR XX Twin Turbo Land Shark Revealed

 Mosler MT900 GTR XX Twin Turbo Land Shark Revealed
Mosler MT900 GTR XX by IAD

Most of us would be happy (ecstatic, really) to own the 2009 Mosler MT900 GTR XX. However, as is often the case with items that claim to be the best, somebody has come around to make it even better.

John Gocha (we hope that's not actually "Gotcha!") and his company, Intense Automotive Design, claim to have stripped and rebuilt a Mosler MT900 GTR XX. In doing so, they have created a one-of-a-kind hellion - if the car really does exist. Even if the car only exists on paper, the concept alone is magnificent.

Nicknamed "The Land Shark", this car weighs a full 250 kg (551 lbs) less than the already lightened GTR XX, coming in at 861 kg (1898 lbs) with its fuel tanks full. Yes, we said "tanks", as in plural. This car runs on a multi-fuel system using petrol, methanol, hydrogen, and ethanol. Gocha claims that the use of multiple fuels means he was able to register his car as a "hybrid" in California, meaning he gets to take this monster into the often wide-open carpool lanes of Los Angeles!

Here's where the story gets a little suspicious, and no offense to Gocha is meant by this. After all, Gocha has to realize that there will be skeptics when a relative unknown claims to have put something like this together. We all know that the GTR XX uses the GM LS7 engine which powers the Corvette. Gocha says his car utilizes an engine with a 381 cubic inch plant generating an unbelievable 2,500 horsepower, in part thanks to the twin turbos. We instantly thought that the engine he was using was the LSX from GM Performance Parts, which is capable of handling that kind of horsepower. However, the spec sheet says the block is from billet aluminum while the LSX is made of cast iron. He says his engine uses a 3.000" stroke and 4.500" bore, which would actually be a 382 cu. inch plant. His billet aluminum engine block and cylinder head has four injectors of varying sizes per cylinder, combined with racing fuel pumps capable of delivering six gallons (22.7 liters) per minute. Apparently, you can go really really fast in this car, just not for long. The engine also makes generous use of ceramic, titanium, and carbon to keep the weight down.

While the MT900 GTR normally goes from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds, Gocha claims his version gets there in just over 2.5 seconds. His car allegedly hits 150 mph in 6.7 seconds, and 250 mph in 17.5 seconds. The car is capable of a nine second quarter-mile, reaching 178 mph by the time it gets there. Even more astonishing is the sprint to stop time. This car allegedly goes from zero to 150mph and back to a dead stop in 8.7 seconds. That's even faster than the Ultima GTR 0-100-0 time of 9.4 seconds, which seems remarkable.

But also seems dubious.

Helping to achieve these unbelievable times is the car's aerodynamic body kit. As seen in these photos Gocha and co. have created a new front splitter, new dive planes, and a fully adjustable rear wing built from carbon fiber. Also added are new air intakes and outlets on the sides, and new intakes on the roof and upper body. They installed a full-length air ducting channel via the flat belly pan to get the best downward force possible.

Intense Automotive Design also claims to have developed an all-wheel-drive system of titanium and carbon fiber, matching the all-titanium suspension system. Carbon fiber Dymag wheels have a magnesium center, and uses titanium lug nuts to attach to the car. Front wheels measure 11.5x19", with bigger 14x20" rear wheels. With all that effort going in to weight savings, you wonder why an Alpine 7.1 Dolby Digital DVD system would be included. The In-Car PC and GPS also adds weight.

In the end, thanks to a 90 pound (40.8 kg) Trentek chassis, the extensive engine tuning, and body modifications, the car has an actual top speed of over 305 mph (491 km/h). In theory, the car could withstand 375 mph (603.5 km/h), while maintaining aerodynamics to 400 mph (643.7 km/h). Gocha says the car is scheduled for a few sprints during the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week, before it heads to the Nurburgring. Perhaps wishful thinking but Gocha also states IAD will try to score Michael Schumacher as the car's test driver.

Now, before you start casting stones, let us keep in mind another little twin-turbo Mosler that goes by the name of "Red Devil."  Remember this car?  Built by Nelson Racing Engineering for U.S. Mosler dealer Mike Vietro (aka Corvette Mike or Mosler Mike) it produces 1800hp (1635hp confirmed) and has performance specs within range of this suppossed Land Shark.

So, to John Gocha, if your car is really just a fantasy, by all means keep living the dream. But if you've built this thing for real, we need to see it to believe it. Scratch that; we need to drive it (or see it driven) to believe it.

Open the press release below for the full specs. It's highly recommended.

Source: IAD

2009 MOSLER MT900

ENGINE SPECS:
381 CUBIC INCHES
2,500+ HP 10,000 RPM TWIN TURBOCHARGED TERROR
MULTI-FUEL SYSTEM: GASOLINE/METHANOL/HYDROGEN/ETHANOL
3.000" STROKE WITH 4.500" BORE
2-MOTEC M880 DIGITAL ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
IAD BILLET CNC BILLET ALUMINUM BLOCK
IAD CERAMIC ROLLER-BEARING CRANKSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT BEARINGS
IAD/BRYANT/KEITH BLACK 4330 KNIFE EDGED, ULTRA-LIGHT ROLLER-BEARING CRANKSHAFT
IAD CNC BILLET TITANIUM CONNECTING RODS
IAD/COSWORTH CERAMIC COATED FORGED PISTONS
IAD 4340 1.000" DIAMETER .300" WALL THICKNESS PISTON PINS
1/16-INCH CHILD'S & ALBERT CHROMOLY RINGS
IAD 4-VALVE BILLET CNC ALUMINUM/CERAMIC CYLINDER HEADS
IAD CERAMIC COMBUSTION CHAMBERS & EXHAUST PORTS; BERYLLIUM SEATS
IAD CUSTOM LASER CUT HEAD GASKETS, O-RINGED CYLINDER HEADS
IAD CUSTOM O-RINGED INTAKE MANIFOLD AND CYLINDER HEAD INTAKE SURFACES
IAD/JESEL TITANIUM ROLLER ROCKERS WITH SOLID TITANIUM GIRDLE
IAD/JESEL 3-PIECE .160" WALL TAPERED 9/16 "-1/2" MODULAR PUSH RODS
IAD/CROWER PINNED 1.000" DIAMETER ROLLER LIFTERS
IAD CERAMIC COATED 2.00" TITANIUM INTAKE VALVES, 1.75" INCONEL® EXHAUST VALVES
JESEL TRIPLE VALVE SPRINGS, TITANIUM RETAINERS, 4340 LOCKS
IAD BILLET CNC TITANIUM/CARBON VALVE COVERS, POLISHED
IAD TITANIUM ROLLER CAMSHAFT WITH CERAMIC ROLLER CAM BEARINGS
IAD/JESEL BELT DRIVE CAMSHAFT TO CRANK TIMING, WITH TITANIUM GEARS
IAD CNC BILLET TITANIUM/CARBON MACHINED TIMING COVER
IAD HARMONIC DAMPENER WITH INTEGRAL CRANK TRIGGER PICKUP
IAD BILLET TITANIUM/CARBON DUAL ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS
ALL TITANIUM ENGINE HARDWARE

INDUCTION SYSTEM:
IAD CNC CARBON FIBER/TITANIUM INTER-COOLED INTAKE MANIFOLD
4-INJECTORS PER CYLINDER (2) 150 LB., (1) 90LB., AND (1) 60LB.
2-WELDON 34706 6+ GPM MECHANICAL RACING FUEL PUMPS
2-AEROMOTIVE 16302 BILLET FUEL PUMP SPEED CONTROLLERS
4-WELDON A2047 SERIES, HIGH FLOW 10+ GPM BYPASS REGULATORS
2-OCTANE ON DEMAND SYSTEMS
2-IAD DIGITALLY CONTROLLED INTEGRAL FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, 2500 CFM
RUSSELL'S BRAIDED STEEL FUEL LINES WITH AN FITTINGS
2-88MM IAD/AEROTECH WATER COOLED CERAMIC BALL BEARING TURBO CHARGERS
2-IAD/MOTEC 65MM PROTOTYPE ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WASTE GATES
IAD TITANIUM EXHAUST HEADERS, FLANGES, V-BANDS
IAD TITANIUM EXHAUST SYSTEM
IAD TITANIUM HI-FLOW CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, MUFFLERS, MOUNTS, HARDWARE

LUBRICATION SYSTEM:
IAD CNC TITANIUM DRY SUMP OIL SYSTEM CAPACITY = 20 LITERS
IAD/MOROSO 5-STAGE DRY SUMP OILING SYSTEM
IAD/MOROSO TITANIUM BILLET OIL PUMP DRIVE
RUSSELL'S BRAIDED STEEL OIL LINES WITH AN FITTINGS
2-IAD CUSTOM HI-VOLUME OIL COOLERS

IGNITION/ELECTRONICS SYSTEM:
IAD/MOTEC FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
IAD/MOTEC M880 ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DUAL M880 UNITS)
IAD/MOTEC CRANK FIRED IGNITION SYSTEM
MOTEC ON-STEERING-WHEEL MOUNTED HORSEPOWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
IAD/MOTEC POWER CONTROL SYSTEM, VARIABLE FROM 800 TO 2,500+ HORSEPOWER
MOTEC ON-STEERING-WHEEL DIGITAL BRAKE BIAS CONTROL
MOTEC ON-STEERING-WHEEL ACTIVE SUSPENSION CONTROL
MOTEC ON -STEERING-WHEEL 12-STAGE DIGITAL FUEL INJECTION CONTROL
IAD/MOTEC CARBON FIBER DIGITAL STEERING WHEEL WITH INTEGRAL DIGITAL CONTROLS
IAD PROTOTYPE 8-SPEED PADDLE SHIFTERS, WITH QUICK-RELEASE
MOTEC PIT-LANE SPEED CONTROL BUTTON
CUSTOM ALPINE 7.1 DOLBY DIGITAL A/V/DVD/MOTEC EMS DISPLAY
LOWRANCE GPS WITH FRONT, REAR, SIDE, 360 DEGREE SKYTM RADAR TRACKING SYSTEM
IN-CAR PCTM MOBILE INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.33 GHZ
3.5G MOBILE INTERNET 7.2 MBPS

TRANSMISSION SYSTEM:
IAD PROTOTYPE TITANIUM/CARBON FIBER ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE SYSTEM
TRACTION CONTROL BY MOTEC
IAD CNC BILLET TITANIUM 8-SPEED TRANS-AXLE
QUICK-CHANGE GEAR-BOX, 30 SETS OF TRACK GEARS
WELDON K9200-A HIGH TEMP TRANS & AWD OIL PUMP
RUSSELL'S BRAIDED STEEL OIL LINES
IAD TRANSMISSION AND FRONT DIFFERENTIAL COOLERS

SUSPENSION/BRAKING SYSTEM:
ALL TITANIUM SUSPENSION COMPONENTS
PENSKE 3-WAY ADJUSTABLE RACING SHOCKS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE FRONT AND REAR AND SWAY BARS
CNC MACHINED SOLID DELRINTM SUSPENSION BUSHINGS
CARBON FIBER/CERAMIC 400MM DIAMETER BRAKE ROTORS
8-PISTON, LIQUID COOLED, CNC BILLET CALIPERS

AERODYNAMICS:
FRONT SPLITTER FOR MAXIMUM DOWN-FORCE
FRONT LEFT AND RIGHT DUAL DIVE PLANES
LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE POD AIR INTAKES AND OUTLETS FOR OPTIMAL COOLING
ROOF CANOPY AIR-INTAKE WITH SCOOP
MID UPPER BODY SECTION LEFT AND RIGHT AIR INTAKES
FLAT BELLY PAN WITH FULL LENGTH AIR DUCTING CHANNEL FOR MAXIMUM DOWN FORCE
REAR DECK LID SIDE VENTS
REAR FULLY ADJUSTABLE CARBON FIBER REAR WING

WHEELS:
DYMAG CARBON FIBER, MAGNESIUM CENTER, TITANIUM LUG NUTS
FRONT 11.5" X 19"
REAR 14" X 20"

TIRES:
MICHELIN PILOT SPORT 2
FRONT 285/35R19 PS2
REAR 345/30R20 PS2

COCKPIT:
ALL INTERIOR SURFACES ARE POLISHED, CLEAR COATED, CARBON FIBER
CUSTOM PROTOTYPE DESIGN CARBON FIBER SEATS
SCHROTH TITANIUM 6-POINT SEAT BELTS
DUAL CARBON FIBER FUEL CELLS FOR FUEL/METHANOL
REGISTERED AS A "HYBRID" VEHICLE DUE TO THE MULTI-FUEL ENGINE....
I WILL GET TO DRIVE IN THE DIAMOND LANE..... HA! HA! HA!
FUEL CAPACITY, GASOLINE = 100 LITRES
FUEL CAPACITY, METHANOL= 40 LITRES

ALL VEHICLE COMPONENTS (EXCEPT A VERY FEW INTERNAL ENGINE PARTS) ARE CARBON FIBER, KEVLAR, AND TITANIUM
...... NO OTHER MATERIALS USED .......

THE TRENTEK CHASSIS IS THE WORLD'S STIFFEST, LIGHTEST AND MOST COST EFFICIENT CAR CHASSIS. MADE OF COMPOSITE CARBON FIBER/HONEYCOMB KEVLAR, THE TRENTEK CHASSIS FOR THE MT900 WEIGHS IN UNDER 90LBS, (LESS ENGINE, TRANS, WIRING, SUSPENSION, ETC.) AND COULD BE PUT TOGETHER, BY HAND, IN APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES, ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR AN EXPENSIVE ASSEMBLY LINE. THIS CHASSIS IS OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH TRENNE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND TEKLAM CORPORATION. VEHICLE WEIGHS 777 KILOS (1,709 LBS.), WITHOUT FUEL

ACTUAL TOP SPEED = 305 MPH+
CFD/FEA CATIA V5R19, THEORETICAL PHYSICAL TOP SPEED = 375 MPH+
CFD/WIND TUNNEL WITH IAD AERODYNAMIC MODIFICATIONS
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS VERIFIED AERODYNAMICALLY SOUND AT OVER 400 MPH (AFTER EXTENSIVE IAD AERODYNAMIC MODIFICATION)
(CFD/FEA CATIA V5R19 VERIFIED WITH IAD AERODYNAMIC MODIFICATIONS-AERODYNAMICALLY LIMITING VEHICLE TO 305 MPH, WITH REAR WING ATTACHED)

TOP SPEED = 375 MPH+ WITH 118 OCTANE RACING FUEL, WITH IAD AERODYNAMIC MODIFICATIONS
LIMITED TO 305 MPH, WITH REAR WING ATTACHED, GASOLINE/METHANOL FUEL MIX
0-60 MPH = 2.5 SECONDS
0-150 MPH = 6.7 SECONDS
0-250 MPH = 17.5 SECONDS
1/4 MILE = 9.0 SECONDS
1/4 MILE SPEED = 178 MPH
ZERO TO 150 MPH AND BACK TO ZERO = 8.7
BRAKING: 250 MPH TO ZERO IN 8.5 SECONDS

SPECIFCALLY DESIGNED AS THE WORLDS FASTEST PRODUCTION VEHICLE

IT'S SCHEDULED TO RUN AT BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK IN 2009, FOR THE GUINNESS WORLD BOOK OF RECORDS PEOPLE, AND WHEN CONFIRMED, IT'S OFF TO NURBUGRING, WHERE MICHAEL SCHUMACHER (IF EVERYTHING GOES AS DISCUSSED) WILL PUSH IT AS HARD AS POSSIBLE.

IT'S CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR SEVERAL FEATURE FILMS, SEVERAL MUSIC VIDEOS, STILL SHOOTS, AND COMMERCIALS... AND LOT'S MORE!

 

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 Joeyyramos Joeyyramos
I am someguy/Rudy Ramos, and I would love to have one these cars, but I don't know if you still make these cars, and I don't know what a mossler shark cost in 2013 like I said seems steep, but I would to drive this car in the street. I wonder if Jay leeno has one of these cars to must be nice friends with Jeff Shipley not zodiac peace.
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June 9, 2013 1:04 am
 Joeyyramos Joeyyramos
I am someguy/Rudy Ramos from the Donald Trump and this is the car of my dreams. I told my best friend that on my facebook Rudy Ramos, and I was told to think about his streamliner to sell for a gift, but I don't know what they cost but seems steep unless. I get the gifts on the trump show.
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June 9, 2013 1:00 am
 Jpllabrat Jpllabrat
News Flash ! The IADâ„¢ "Land Shark" will be on display at the upcoming 2010 SEMA show in Las Vegas !!! Also, it's featured in the new Green Hornet film !
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August 11, 2010 3:38 pm
 borys_21 borys_21
i think this beast reach 8 sec at 1/4 mile on a drag tires.
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February 12, 2010 4:16 pm
 GTurbo GTurbo
Mosler speaks for itself. It's more Texas Chainsaw Massacre than a car! This machine is made relevant for the 21st Century by its Bio Flex type of fuel tanks. Does it have a future though? Batmobile extraordinaire!
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November 12, 2009 2:12 pm
 kvp513 kvp513
this is one of the most amazing things i've ever heard about a car but im in large doubt that everything is up to the standards they say they are at. i mean 2500hp would be an amazing achievment i would like to see, but i just dont believe that. monster trucks only have 1500hp. even though this car seems a little too unbelievable it is still amazing, even if its not up to the standards that it says it has.
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October 15, 2009 6:22 pm
 Douglas6250 Douglas6250
It would be much better if it gets permanent all wheel drive. They would never stop the silly wheel spin with 2500HP on the two poor rear wheels.
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October 9, 2009 11:43 pm
 Jpllabrat Jpllabrat
What makes 300+ mph so difficult to comprehend ? Here's an article from 1999, which shows a stock bodied Trans-Am, with a 368ci Chevy Small-block twin turbo, easily surpassing the 300 mph mark... several times.... Roadsters do it continuously, with out any aerodynamics. Read the entire story here: http://www.kugelkomponents.com/bonnevill... In the very near future, many automobiles will surely exceed the 300 mph mark..... and beyond. Technology is nearly always ridiculed, and highly doubted, and then when it's delivered, people still cannot believe it. The majority of the human race race is very, very limited, when it comes to intelligence, and will continue on their downward spiral to extinction. Only when people begin to educate themselves, will things get better. As you look throughout the history of humans, you'll find that we destroy everything we either don't understand, or don't comprehend. Society has trained (or should that be brainwashed) us very well, and until people begin to think on their own, the majority of people will still think the Earth is flat, and many still don't believe we even got to the Moon. Pretty sad :( Who would have ever thought, that two men, could actually drive an automobile on the Moon ? I sure would like to be around for the next big change in the automotive industry !
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May 30, 2009 10:48 pm
3 words to describe this car. 'DEATH ON WHEELS'!
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May 28, 2009 8:53 pm
 Jpllabrat Jpllabrat
Mega-powered vehicles are not all that uncommon, as I found in my web searching. Check out the links below, and you'll find some interesting technology to review. What on Earth is next ? Have you heard of "Rocket Plane Races", which are becoming very popular with the mega-wealthy ? After all, this is the 21st. Century :) I Found a few more incredibly powerful beasts on the web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaJ51RCXX... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCOBW6Dv5... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgbnOMFTF... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyd9O4mHY... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vzHrOk-P... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HIx4p8ya... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBEeo6l3a... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-wDqZlu... We'll need an all new "Galactic Police Force" !
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May 15, 2009 5:46 am
 clinton clinton
It almost seems over the top
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May 13, 2009 3:36 pm
 BobSmithThe2nd BobSmithThe2nd
I LOVE that some of the pictures were taken in a Police Station Parking lot! (It's surrounded by cop cruisers.)
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May 12, 2009 8:11 am
 Fireball666 Fireball666
You people that fawn over this car need to do your research. The Mosler MT900 is nothing more than a vehicle to keep an ego maniacs name in public and a business enticement for the people who he is going to extract some financial gain from. There is a reason why Warren Mosler has purposely put in people who have never even had jobs before, let alone experience in the auto industry and only hires 10.00 an hour crackheads and drunks to put it together when he needs one. There is a reason why he lets the mismanagement team throw money away at a rate that would shock a corpse. The Mosler name is worthless to local bodyshops and suppliers and real car people in that area know what a joke the 'organization' is. The car isnt EPA or DOT approved and will never be. Do your research, every time you give this bloated kit car press time you are perpetuating the scam further.
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May 12, 2009 4:21 am
 dvangar dvangar
the best american muscle? i want a video to prove it :P
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May 11, 2009 1:54 am
 nrg_mike nrg_mike
The car exists. Believe me, I'm in utter awe of it myself. When Mr. Gocha brought it in to us at NRG (see steering wheel photo), we couldn't stop the flow of onlookers. A group of us even watched him pull out in fears that the car would be destroyed on the dip that we call a driveway into the complex. lol In all honesty, it's a shame that a vehicle like this exists. Only because my dreams now have to work harder to be better.
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May 10, 2009 9:31 pm
 Jpllabrat Jpllabrat
Myself and a colleague were in Europe last year, and while at an engineering conference at one of the events, saw this cars prototype turbocharged engine, 8-speed gearbox/transaxle/AWD system on display. After about 20 minutes of attendees drooling over it, they rolled it away. The conference prohibited any photography of any kind, which upset us. It was simply a work of art. They also showed a model of a Hydrogen powered car, which is supposed to be done by 2010. IAD Racing & Development was the company, and if I had the opportunity to see that car drive down the highway, I think I would have a coronary (or two)! Too bad you can't drive it on the moon! Here are some other big power makers: http://thomsonengines.com/downloads/Hot-... http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=20d_11990... http://www.racingjunk.com/post/1337514/4...
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May 9, 2009 4:52 pm
 zeniac zeniac
It's a drag car in disguise. Why didn't Mr. Gocha wrap the chassis around a jet engine?
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May 9, 2009 2:33 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
17.5 seconds to reach 250mph and 9 sec 1/4 mile time?! I can't tell if this is pure awesomeness or a suicide machine....
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May 9, 2009 2:08 pm
 TheSilentKnight TheSilentKnight
One word to describe this car - WOW!!!
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May 9, 2009 1:39 pm
 norther norther
mr "gocha", i want to ask u a question. after you, you developed, planned and mabe created..truly created this car, have u asked urslef "how can i f.ck it up?" cause i think u did, no offense. why did u had to ruin it's slim pornstar ass, by thorwing some 7.1 dolby, and some crappy pc...and other computer geek equipment, into it? i promise u sir, if u can give 3 logical reasons, i will go to the hospital and sell my heart, litteraly and buy ur first production mosler. (if the heart would cover the expenses of course..) and i would buy it with ur 7.1 ....whatever. neverrrtheeelleeesss..... awesome car, awesome statistics, i really hope and wih u all the best in creating it (btw nice pictures in the police parking lot :D..and also, nice no plate "AREA 51"), thoughhh, i am scheptical. i would like to see a 2500bhp car ( in my life time), but i dont think that u can put a functional and reliable tranny in it. i think the engine would blow any tranny. buuut...i know u have a lot of money, and NRE too and everyone involved in the project, and materials and maaaybbeee...u can prove me wrong. best wishes!
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May 9, 2009 4:58 am
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